Daily Experience

This National Historic Landmark resides on Dakota homeland, at the confluence of the two rivers known as Bdote, with history spanning 10,000 years. Here, the stories and experiences of many people converge and collide, and continue to unfold today. 

 

 

November 5, 2023 – April 6, 2024

Plank museum.

The visitor center is open all winter, Thursday through Saturday, and admission includes the newly opened Many Voices, Many Stories, One Place exhibit, orientation film, WWII displays on military medicine and the homefront, make-it, take-it activities for families (Saturdays only), and more!

Walk & Talk guided tours of the fort are also included with admission and take place five times daily at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, and 2:30 pm.

Note: Outside access to the historic fort is dependent upon the weather and a tour from the comfort of our visitor center will be offered as needed.

Make sure to wear appropriate footwear and dress for the weather for outdoor tours.

Check the calendar for other scheduled events including family days, snowshoe tours, coffee chats, and more.

April 11 – June 7, 2024 

HFS exhibit.

The visitor center is open all spring, Thursday through Saturday, and admission includes the newly opened Many Voices, Many Stories, One Place exhibit, orientation film, with make-it-take-it activities for families (Saturdays only), and more!

Walk & Talk guided tours of the fort are also included with admission and take place three times daily on Thursdays and Fridays at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 2:30 pm; and five times daily on Saturdays at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, and 2:30 pm.

Outside access to the historic fort is dependent upon the weather and a tour from the comfort of our visitor center will be offered as needed.

Make sure to wear appropriate footwear and dress for the weather for outdoor tours.

Check the calendar for other scheduled events including family days and more.

June 8 - September 1, 2024 

HFS baseball.

The visitor center is open year round, Wednesday through Sunday in the summer. Admission includes the newly opened Many Voices, Many Stories, One Place exhibit and the orientation film, with a restored prairie and landscape accessible during your visit. The historic fort has demonstrations throughout the day and staff for you to engage with in the various buildings of the fort. 

Short “101 Fort Snelling History” guided tours of the fort are also included with admission and take place five times daily at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, and 2:30 pm.

Check the calendar for other scheduled events including family days, bicycle tours, coffee chats, and more.

Daily schedule

10:00 am – Open

10:30 am – General tour (20 minutes)

11:00 am – Flag Communications Demonstration

11:30 am – General tour (20 minutes)

12:00 pm – Baseball game

12:30 pm – General tour (20 minutes)

1:00 pm – Rifle demonstration

1:30 pm – General tour (20 minutes)

2:00 pm – How artillery defends a fort

2:30 pm – General tour (20 minutes)

3:00 pm – Laundry demonstration

4:00 pm – Close